Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Editor at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
Now this year has been marked by repeated strike action across the UK: today it was England’s NHS consultants walking out again.
In January, Rishi Sunak pledged to cut the NHS care backlog in England – promising ‘lists will fall and people will get the care they need more quickly’.
Police forces say they’re spending too much time with people in crisis who’d be better off being cared for by mental health professionals. That led Humberside Police to develop a scheme called Right Care Right Person, which triages calls to the appropriate services. The government wants to roll it out nationwide – but mental health…
People in care homes in England started receiving their Covid boosters today – a month earlier than planned following the spread of a new variant.
For the first time in NHS history, junior doctors and consultants in England are to go on strike at the same time. The move, confirmed this afternoon by the BMA, is a major escalation in their long-running dispute with the government over pay.
As the official Covid-19 Inquiry gets underway, Leshie Chandrapala is demanding to know why key workers were not better protected.
Lucy Letby’s appalling crimes were a terrible betrayal of trust which have shocked and sickened staff throughout the NHS, England’s chief nursing officer has said – promising that the health service will learn “every possible lesson”.
Though it’s only July, health leaders are warning it will be an extremely challenging winter.
Victims of the infected blood scandal jeered as the prime minister told them they will get compensation ‘as swiftly as possible’.
Trials are about to start of a new brain scanner which could revolutionise the treatment of children with epilepsy.
A new law has been passed which aims to curb the impact strikes can have, allowing ministers to impose minimum levels of service.
Bereaved families have told the Covid inquiry that people who died were treated like ‘toxic waste’ – as they gave evidence for the first time.
Tens of thousands of junior doctors in England are about to begin a five-day strike over pay, the longest industrial action of its kind in NHS history.
A review into maternity failings in Nottingham hospitals will involve the cases of 1,700 families – making it the biggest ever carried out in the UK. Donna Ockenden, who is chairing the inquiry, said behind those numbers were mothers and babies who had suffered “often avoidable, life changing harm – made worse by having to…
Today the National Health Service turned 75.